noun. a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward.
- continuant consonant
- stand still
- get off
- détente (French)
Sentences with detent
1. Noun, singular or mass
Depress the small detent pin on the bottom of the slide, directly under the rear sight.
The switch is located between the batteries in your Mag-Lite flashlight and the rubber detent button.